I am formalizing my collection (finally) into a pretty impressive display. Over 2,200 inventoried specimens and faceted stones to match the rough. I am a very crafty person, and often find tricks to make one technique serve another. Any input on using hot glue to mount specimens? Stronger bond, CLEAR (instead of the ugly blue/yellow/white) putty. Can be snapped right off. Can balance specs on base.
Post by parfaitelumiere on Jul 29, 2010 8:46:44 GMT -5
Hi Meade, Do you have pics of some samples? I used hot glue,and put sampels on crystal plastic stands,but sometimes glue is hard to remove without damages. I have seen some guys who use wax,not terrific too. I have tried a special black resin,molded in a cartoon ,and put the sample as I want it to stay,then I work on the base to make it pretty,and it creates a special unique base. When the sample on black background,seems it stands alone,not too bad.